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How you can upskill during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gendered Violence 

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The 16 Days of Activism Against Gendered Violence is a global campaign seeking to draw awareness to violence against women, and how we can all work together to stop it.

It runs from 25 November, International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women and concludes on 10 December, International Human Rights Day.

This year the Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) and the team at the Australian National University’s Respectful Relationships Unit (ANU) have partnered up to provide a series of short information sessions about domestic, family and sexual violence, how to respond to disclosure and engage as a bystander.

The sessions will be led by DVCS Team Leader, Sarah Gillett and Sue Webeck, Senior Manager of the ANU Respectful Relationship Unit. Both have extensive experience working in this sector.

“The 16 Days of Activism is a great campaign that we acknowledge each year. However, it’s important we acknowledge it in a meaningful way and this year we are really pleased to be partnering with the ANU to deliver these short information sessions” said Sarah Gillet of DVCS.

Sarah Gillet.

In addition to working with ANU to provide these valuable information sessions, DVCS are also releasing a series of short interviews across social media. The interviews are with women who work in the area of violence prevention in the ACT.

“I’m thrilled to be working with DVCS to provide these valuation sessions to our community, and in particular, staff and students of ANU. These are a great opportunity for people to find out some basic information without leaving their office, school or home and it’s not too onerous on people’s time” says Sue Webeck.

Sue Webeck.

“I am proud to be one of the women who has been interviewed by DVCS for the 16 Days of Activism campaign. I’m honoured to have been included along with so many other amazing women working in this area.”

In addition to this training and the interviews to be launched across social media, DVCS is hosting a lunch on 25 November, International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The lunch will be hosted by DVCS Champion, Genevieve Jacob and will feature speakers Kirsty Windeyer, Coordinator General for Family Safety and Ms Gillett.

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Domestic, family and sexual violence training
When: Various dates from 30 November to 9 December 2020 from 1 pm to 1.30 pm
Where: Online
Cost: $10 per session (those from ANU are able to register for free)
Registration: Online

What: International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women Lunch
Time: Wednesday 25 November from 12 pm to 2 pm
Venue: QT Hotel, Canberra
Cost: From $110 per person
Registration: Online
For further information please contact Alanna Davis at community@dvcs.org.au.

HerCanberra is a proud supporter of DVCS ACT

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